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Day: 24 August 2012

FrightFest 2012: ‘The Victim’ review

★☆☆☆☆ Cult actor Michael Biehn makes his directorial debut with The Victim (2011), screening at this year’s Film4 FrightFest. This weak attempt at grindhouse opens with two local cops taking two strippers into the woods for a ‘private party’. One […]

FrightFest 2012: ‘Stitches’ review

★★★★☆ Writer/director Conor McMahon showcases the cutting-edge humour of edgy British comedian Ross Noble in his feature debut, making Film4 FrightFest entry Stitches (2012) a pleasant surprise in a gross-out, schoolboy fashion. There are certainly a number of marked similarities […]

FrightFest 2012: ‘V/H/S’ review

★★★★☆ Ensemble effort V/H/S (2012) is just the type of film Amicus Productions would have churned out if they were still active. A portmanteau horror, with a returning narrative thread to string the short films together, V/H/S blends together a […]

FrightFest 2012: ‘Rec 3: Genesis’ review

★★★☆☆ One of the most anticipated films the play at this year’s 13th Film4 FrightFest, [Rec] 3: Genesis (2012) is the third instalment of Jaume Balaguero and Paco Plaza’s (on solo directorial duty here) much-admired Spanish zombie franchise. However, traditionalist […]

Venice 2012: Brian De Palma’s ‘Passion’ preview

Chosen as part of the official selection for the 2012 Venice Film Festival where it will premiere, the first trailer for erotic thriller Passion (2012) is now online. Directed by Brian De Palma, the film is likely to draw comparisons […]